The Great Londonist Pun Hunt: Part One

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The Great Londonist Pun Hunt: Part One
Fishcotheque, Waterloo Road. More Grease than Saturday Night Fever.
Fishcotheque, Waterloo Road. More Grease than Saturday Night Fever.
Frame, Set & Match, Endell Street. A bastard hybrid of snooker and tennis.
Frame, Set & Match, Endell Street. A bastard hybrid of snooker and tennis.
Just Falafs, Wardour Street. The Soho chickpea meisters are also liars. They serve so much more than the veggie staple.
Just Falafs, Wardour Street. The Soho chickpea meisters are also liars. They serve so much more than the veggie staple.
Planet of the Grapes, New Oxford Street. Puns, wine and allusion to science fiction. May be popular with students.
Planet of the Grapes, New Oxford Street. Puns, wine and allusion to science fiction. May be popular with students.
Seoul Mate, Museum Street. They do Korea deliveries. Korea...courier...get it? Never mind.
Seoul Mate, Museum Street. They do Korea deliveries. Korea...courier...get it? Never mind.
Spex in the City, Shorts Gardens. Or should that be Shortsighted Gardens?
Spex in the City, Shorts Gardens. Or should that be Shortsighted Gardens?
The Rock & Sole Plaice, Endell Street. Next door to Frame, Set and Match. We've found the most densely punned quarter of the city.
The Rock & Sole Plaice, Endell Street. Next door to Frame, Set and Match. We've found the most densely punned quarter of the city.

Where are London's most punny shops? We asked you for the best examples of wordsmithery on the high street. Shops that give the pun back to the punters. Those outlets that would carry a plaque stating 'By appointment to HRH Richard Whitely', were the famous punster still alive. Well, here are the first batch for your delectation, all from central London. Of course, we're going to milk this meme for all it's worth (for your de-lactation?), so please send in further examples to londonist - at - gmail.com, or tip us off in the comments. Remember, a good pun is its own re-word.

Last Updated 24 February 2009

The Flaneubanite

Here's one: http://www.flickr.com/photos/s...
"We Will Dye For You"!

Darren

Both on Essex Road, ISlington:

Taxidermist - "Get Stuffed"
and my personal favourtie antique shop - "Past Caring"

bigfoothasaposse

But why would a sandwich shop want to make a pun out of Viagra...? http://www.goodforlunch.com/re...

Andrew

@Darren I always thought Past Caring was a charity shop, which would make their punny name a bit bleak if you think too hard about it.

I don't know if this counts, but there's

FLICKERS

hairdresser on Camden Road, whose name (and font) seem designed to make you do a double-take. Can't find a good pic though.

louisetaft

there's shop selling fireplaces on the High Road near East Finchley station called "Amazing Grates"

johnnyangel

I wish I had a picture of Wick Cleaners in Hampton Wick. I don't think a pun was ever intended, but teenager boys have been chuckling at this for years anyway.

...and whatever happened to Gallery Singleton?